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Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative varieties, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. These three taxa are indigenous to Central Asia, and South Asia. Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp), for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some Cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of THC, the principal psychoactive constituent responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana. marijuana consists of the dried flowers of Cannabis plants selectively bred to produce high levels of THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids. Various extracts including hashish and hash oil are also produced from the plant.

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Steve Fuhr, a producer-processor in Seattle, said "numerous industry groups," including the Washington CannaBusiness Association and the Cannabis Alliance, have met and approached the state's Liquor and Cannabis Board and provided written suggestions that the agency adopt mandatory pesticide testing that follows ...
MANVILLE - The borough council's proposal to ban all marijuana sales in the borough ran into opposition on Wednesday as the land use board recommended that recreational pot sales be prohibited, but medicinal marijuana sales be allowed. After a lively discussion, the land use board voted 5-4 to tell the ...

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters back legalizing marijuana, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Support for legalization hit 63 percent in the survey — the highest level of support recorded by a Quinnipiac poll. A third of American voters still oppose legalization, the poll found. Support ...
As public opinion increasingly favors the legalization of recreational marijuana, a growing number of states must determine how to tax legal sales of cannabis. To date, nine states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington) and the District of Columbia ...
Blume aimed to foster that connection with "Women of Cannabis," a networking event meant to encourage entrepreneurship ahead of recreational marijuana legalization in Vermont on July 1. About 30 attendees made small talk and snacked on refreshments Wednesday at the Burlington clothing store ...
Michigan voters have already weighed in on marijuana once, approving cannabis for medical use in 2008 by a 63%-37% margin. As of March, 1, 277,752 people are medical marijuana cardholders and 43,131 people are caregivers who can grow up to 72 plants for up to five cardholders. The state is in the ...

Its application for the relief of menstrual cramps is also well documented, and that's been many women's first exposure to medicinal cannabis use. But pain relief is the most common goal of medicinal users, with 89 percent of medical-marijuana-card-holding patients in 2016 listing “severe pain” as their ...
Ten years ago, Lindsey Ward was an aspiring filmmaker looking for his first job, when a local cannabis dispensary owner near his home in San Diego asked for his help making a film. Astounded by the wide variety of patients coming into his dispensary and lauding the benefits and relief using marijuana ...
Today is 4/20, the Christmas of cannabis, and PAX is using it to launch a limited edition Era vaporizer with a celebrity endorsement from weed-friendly electronic duo Thievery Corporation. The Era uses "pods" of cannabis oil, which snap into place on the pen-like device; the user only needs to inhale and ...
Insofar as the alcohol industry has distinctive branding, different product lines and product-based margins, the marijuana industry could be quite similar. And while Steifel does not consider cannabis purely a commodity, like tobacco, he does hope the cost of the actual plant will decline considerably.
The Associated Press reported that a group of U.S. health experts on Thursday endorsed the use of a medicine made from the marijuana plant to treat seizures in children. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group's recommendation, it would become the first drug derived from the cannabis plant ...
The key to your experience with a cannabis byproduct all comes down to the cannabinoids. These are the chemical compounds found in different types of cannabis plants, like marijuana and hemp. There are thought to be over 100 different varieties of cannabinoids, but most attention goes to the two most ...
Shares of Aurora Cannabis, a Canadian producer of medical cannabis, are up nearly 240 percent in the last 12 months. Cronos Group is also up nearly 240 percent in the same period. And the stock of medical marijuana company Canopy Growth has gained more 200 percent in the last year. The total U.S. ...
These same restrictions mean that as of 2013, fewer than 20 randomized controlled trials (the gold standard for scientific research) have tested the benefits of marijuana, according to the American Medical Association. To do more good, we should make it easier for researchers to study the plant and ...
As marijuana goes mainstream, people are rethinking the term, claiming we should ditch “marijuana” because it's racist, and instead, say “cannabis.” Individuals should say what they like, but this rule is too simplistic for such a complex drug. We should develop more, not fewer, words for what we need to ...
Massachusetts is taking another step on the road toward commercial sales of recreational marijuana, which are expected to begin on July 1. On Monday, the Cannabis Control Commission will begin accepting applications for "priority certification" of marijuana businesses. Operators of medical marijuana ...
I think the most successful marijuana stocks will generally be those of companies that (1) have the most capacity, (2) are well positioned to market to retail consumers in Canada, and (3) supply international markets. Aurora Cannabis appears to have a clear advantage over Emerald Health in all three areas.

ANCHORAGE — One of only three marijuana-testing labs in Alaska has shut down, leaving the state's cannabis growers with fewer options for state-mandated testing. Steep Hill Alaska, of Anchorage, declared in an Instagram post Thursday that the lab is “suspending cannabis testing operations on March ...
Why is it thorny to study the effects of Cannabis sativa, also called marijuana? People who smoke both marijuana and tobacco make study outcomes difficult. Which one caused what? It's also hard for researchers to set standards to measure the effects of illegal marijuana because people use different ...
That cannot be said for the millions of people across the nation – a disproportionate share of them in Utah – who have become addicted and died due to use and misuse of opioids. That's a situation that would clearly be eased, if not altogether eliminated, by making forms of cannabis legally available.
Cockfighting Investigation Uncovers Roosters, Marijuana. Authorities say deputies investigating illegal cockfighting seized at least 20 roosters and uncovered a sophisticated marijuana growing operation at a Southern California home. April 1, 2018, at 3:24 p.m.. Cockfighting Investigation Uncovers Roosters, Marijuana.
A suburban Chicago man is in custody and facing drug and weapons charges after police discovered more than 400 pounds of marijuana inside his home. ... The Chicago Tribune reports that 31-year-old David Gutierrez of Skokie is charged with a felony count of manufacturing or delivery of cannabis and ...
WeedMD (TSXV: WMD) is one of the first federally-licensed cannabis producers to integrate blockchain technology into their grow operation and ecosystem officially. The company announced a new strategic partnership with Blockstrain Technology Corporation late last month. Blockstrain Technology Corp.
With 30 states as well as the District of Columbia passing laws that broadly legalize marijuana possession and production, the cannabis industry is growing at a rapid rate. In fact, legal weed sales in North America were projected to reach $10 billion by the end of 2017 — a 33% increase from 2016, ...
On Monday at noon, decades of debate all come down to this: a click of a computer mouse by a state technology contractor. With that, the Massachusetts state government's system for legal pot use will blink to life, and businesses can begin applying for licenses to grow, process, and sell cannabis to adults ...
Have we mentioned CBD's relationship to the green gold mine that is the American marijuana industry? (Surprise.) Also known by its full name, cannabidiol (pronounced canna-bid-EYE-ol), CBD is just one of hundreds of compounds hiding within the cannabis plant. It's a distant cousin of THC, the stuff in ...
Sativa: One of three families of cannabis, known for its energizing effects and used to treat depression, stimulate appetite and reduce nausea. Blunt: A marijuana cigarette made by dumping the tobacco out of a cigar and replacing it with marijuana. Bong: A glass, ceramic or plastic device used to smoke ...
Matt Stern, co-owner of Milan-based Stern Beverage Inc. and Nature's Treatment of Illinois, a medical marijuana dispensary in Milan, applied for one of ... MedPharm Iowa received licenses for Windsor Heights, a Des Moines suburb, and Sioux City, and Iowa Cannabis Company was granted a license for ...
(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The turbulent home life of a North Carolina infant seen smoking pot on a viral video was evident Wednesday as a second person appeared in court on charges of giving her a marijuana blunt. Allan Maldonado, 18, is charged with helping the 1-year-old girl smoke in videos that sparked ...
Supporters of legalization repeatedly made the argument that cannabis is a medicine that helps many people, especially the elderly, cancer patients, and veterans and others suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. “Medical marijuana has honestly saved my life and my marriage,” said a retired Marine ...
MAURY COUNTY, TN (WKRN) – A large tub full of high-grade marijuana sits inside an evidence room in Maury County. The street value of the pot is tens of thousands of dollars. It was confiscated by the 22nd Judicial District Drug Task Force. “If you want to talk about the most common drug, of course it's ...
Leaders at Weed For Warriors Project, an organization that educates veterans on the benefits of medical marijuana while providing free cannabis to vets, slammed Shulkin for his inability to remove hurdles that continue to hinder the first federally-approved clinical trials on the effectiveness of marijuana as a ...
Herbert comes out against medical marijuana initiative, warning it would 'open the door to recreational use' ... The ballot initiative would grant access to marijuana to a far longer list of patients. ... “We need to be cautious as we test and introduce cannabis into our formulary,” Herbert said in the statement.
A number of “marijuana-infused” beers are already on the market. However, those all contain CBD, a non-psychoactive component in cannabis. Federal law prohibits brewers from including the psychoactive compound THC in their beers, but Villa's product circumvents that because it doesn't actually ...
California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation's cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have ...
However, over the past few months, especially since Corona beer maker Constellation Brands made an investment of more than $190 million in Canopy Growth Corp., the largest marijuana grower in the world, a lot has changed. Actually, in the past 90 days, several cannabis-focused financial analysts and ...
Advocates hoping to legalize marijuana sales in Washington, D.C., handed out joints to City Council members on Tuesday during a rally, according to a report in The Washington Post. Activists with the D.C. Cannabis Business Association and a group called DCMJ said they held the rally because of an ...
Marijuana displayed at a Los Angeles store on the first day of recreational marijuana sales in California. Photo: Christina House / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images. "Craigslist for cannabis ... Online ads from unlicensed pot shops roil California market," AP's Michael Blood reports from L.A.. Why it matters: ...
Constellation Brands opened the door to showing investors that this isn't just a young market anymore. Over $1.2 Billion was raised in the first 5 weeks of 2018 in cannabis industry deals alone signaling a more mature market could be on the horizon. A recent deal with Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Amazon ...
The parent companies of Have a Heart and Iowa Cannabis Company are based in Washington state, the Register reported. MedPharm Iowa, the only approved marijuana cultivator in Iowa, is finishing work on a $10 million grow facility near Des Moines. State health authorities plan to license one additional ...
The cannabis company has opened a chain of marijuana stores in Oregon called Chalice Farms. And now venture firm BlackShire Capital ... the so-called Green Rush to riches. “Like Starbucks is to coffee, we believe Chalice will be to cannabis,” said William Simpson, Golden Leaf's chief executive officer.
For the first time in more than a decade, the park is not officially scheduled to be the scene of a marijuana smoke-in sponsored by the Youth International Party, commonly called the Yippies. Its highlights have included the burning not only of marijuana, but also of hundreds of blank Selective Service ...
The Prince Edward Island government is going to allow up to four cannabis plants per home and consumption in designated areas. The province provided updated plans Tuesday for the sale of marijuana once the federal government has passed its legalization bill later this year. READ MORE: Nova Scotia ...
But what about those seniors whose medication includes cannabis? While the exact numbers are hard to pin down, surveys show that cannabis use among seniors is steadily on the rise. For example, between 2006 and 2013, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that the rate of cannabis use ...
And it's about to get a whole lot more special—thanks, actually, to cannabis. Front Range Biosciences, which produces marijuana plants free of viruses and bacteria, is branching out into other crops like coffee, today announcing it would provide Frinj more than 3 million plants (technically known as “rooted ...
Morrison owns one of the oldest and most successful marijuana-infused products companies in the country, putting out popular edibles like the 4:20 Bar and Cannabis Quenchers in both California and Washington state. The day after the break-in, he was furious, but he wasn't that surprised. After all, when ...
Marijuana growers, consumers and entrepreneurs from far and wide will flock to the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center this weekend to take part in the fourth annual New England Cannabis Convention, where attendees can explore the latest trends in the booming recreational pot ...
Columbus police say a 22-year-old man was arrested after being found with 47.2 grams of marijuana. A police report says the street value of the drug is $472. Trevarius Hightower has been charged with purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of a controlled substance or marijuana.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Recreational marijuana isn't legal in Florida, despite a widely shared online report that the Legislature had passed a measure legalizing use. The website yourdailyideas, in a story dated from Orlando, Florida, reported lawmakers had agreed on legalization to "jump-start the ...
A 23-year-old mother has been charged with felony child neglect after her 2-year-old daughter was caught bringing marijuana to daycare. ... affidavit states the staff member asked what she was hiding, and the girl finally revealed a clear plastic baggie containing what police later confirmed to be marijuana.


 

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